Give a Fig for Figs



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Great article

Back when I lived in Richmond, my wife's grandfather, an Italian immigrant then in his late 80s, came to visit us from Connecticut. For decades, he had raised figs in his Connecticut garden, laboriously bending over and buryinging the trunks each winter to protect the trees from freezing. He love the Virginia climate and soil; it reminded him of Italy. He brought two young fig trees for us, which we planted in our backyard. They bore beautiful fruit, and no need of burying the trunks. We moved north years ago; I imagine those fig trees are still there on Leonard Parkway. Thanks, Dean, for a gret piece

Charlie Slack more than 1 year ago

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